My friend, my love
Please send me not only your words
But also at times
Give your touch to my soul.
All day long I am walking my way
How do I bear my weariness
How do I quench my thirst
Filling up this darkness
Tell me that you are always there.
My heart wants not only to take but also to give
It wanders here and there with all that it has.
Please stretch out your hand
Let me hold it in my hand
Let me fill it and clutch it to my heart
Let me make my lonely journey pleasant.
Translation of the devotional song - Shudhu tomar bani noygo he bondhu, he priyo/majhe majhe prane tomar parashkhani diyo ' by Rabindranath Tagore. Best recording of this song is by Hemanta Mukherji. The original with its swaralipi or notation is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/3774.